Shirley has over thirty years’ experience in corporate, private and charitable trust work. She began her career at Touche Ross and PwC and subsequently moved to Pemberton Greenish to manage the finances of the John Lyon’s Charity, with responsibility for its assets of over £110m. Over the years, Shirley has managed the finances of discretionary, charitable and life interest trusts.
She began working for the Burdett Trust in 2003, becoming its Chief Executive in 2008. During this time, she has been responsible for developing its strategic policies, managing its financial systems, procedures and budgetary control, grant-giving, accounting and risk mapping. Shirley has also served as a Trustee of Grantscape and the Treasure Charitable Trust, both UK grant-making charitable Trusts. She has a BA in Politics and Society from Birkbeck College, London University.